Monday, February 6, 2012

Words of Inspiration by Rachel Greer: Author Interview

I am delighted to share this author with you today, her book of poetry Words of Inspiration looks like a phenomenal read, check it out!

Thanks to Pump up your Books for allowing me to participate in this virtual tour.

About the Author:

Rachel Greer was born in Milwaukeee, Wisconsin on October 25th, 1992.  In her teen years, she loved to recite Maya Angelou poems in the after school activity of Forensics. Her favorite poem to recite was, Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou. She loved the confidence Ms. Angelou had. Rachel strives everyday to be the phenomenal young woman that she is.

Rachel attended a suburban school in the state of Wisconsin. She managed to graduate 1 year early from high school and pushed on to college. She currently attends a technical school in her area with desires to earn a Associate’s Degree is Business Management. While being an freshman in college, she has the title of an Wisconsin Scholar.

Rachel is naturally ambitious, she looks for more ways to back up her mission and that’s building an empire before she dies. Rachel feels she has a purpose for being put on Earth and everyone she will touch in some way or form. Rachel enjoys working, shopping, school, and real guys. As she would say, “I’m a robot, but still a bit normal.” Rachel is a woman of her word, yet very dedicated to everything she’s involved in. In Rachel’s eyes, if you have faith and stay loyal; nothing’s impossible and that way you may reach for the stars. This young woman really believes that the world is hers, and you only lose if you choose. One thing that makes her stand out is the fact that she won’t let anyone tell her no when it comes to her ambitions and dreams. At this moment of time she says, she feel so alive. Rachel is indeed grasping every bit of her destiny.

Words of Inspiration from Your Own Kind is yet her proudest accomplishment.

About the Book:

Words of Inspiration from Your Own Kind you realize that it isn’t merely your own life that may contain complexities. Through all of life’s adversities, it’s individually up to you to determine if you will surmount obscurity and persist on toward your destiny. If tomorrow never came, would you let what happened yesterday carry on to today?

Words of Inspiration from Your Own Kind is not simply inspiration to those in the ghettos of America; it’s encouragement to every type of person. All of us, as human beings, face hardships with life. This inspirational book of poetry expresses a variety of topics including relationships, love, pain, success, motivation, friendships, and negativity. You’ll be engrossed in deep thought, smiles, and perhaps even shed a few tears. This book portrays countless feelings and stories of life at both its paramount and its shoddiest.

Words of Inspiration from Your Own Kind becomes the national anthem of all individuals dealing with life’s imperfections.

Author Interview:

What do you think is the sole purpose of books?

To get people to read and exercise the human minds.

How would you convince a young person to pursue writing?

I would explain to them my journey and also how much writing is a sweet escape.

What inspired you to write your first book?

The need for people to understand that life isn't easy and the relevance of what we all go through.
Do you have a specific writing style?

No, I'm very versatile according to my poet's dictionary.
How did you come up with the title?

From a place of wanting to aim towards all ethnic backgrounds and not just my own.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

The MAIN message is to always persevere.

How much of the book is realistic?

All of it is realistic, maybe not my own experiences, but similar or close.

Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?

My inspiration to write comes from all inspirations I see, I could never reveal rather it's my own or someone I know.

What books have most influenced your life most?

I haven't read any books that have influenced my life, poetry and music influenced my life the most. Any music or poetry that relates to pain, struggle, confidence, or love have most definitely influenced my life the utmost.

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

Maya Angelou, she's so talented.

What book are you reading now?

Women Who Run With The Wolves by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes 

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